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About the Partnership

The Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership was founded to advance climate-resilient low emission development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions growth. Launched in early 2011, the partnership currently brings together more than 140 governmental and international institutions. The partnership is open to all interested parties that perform relevant work. We operate via a new and innovative distributed leadership model. Learn more.


Program Objectives

The LEDS Global Partnership’s objectives are to:

  • Strengthen quality, support, and leadership of low emission development strategies (LEDS) in all regions.
  • Foster effective implementation of LEDS
  • Spur development of new LEDS by additional national and subnational governments


How We Work

The LEDS Global Partnership operates through an innovative distributed leadership model, with regional institutions managing African, Asian and Latin American regional platforms and officials from countries and international organizations providing technical support on analysis and tools, planning, finance, and sectors (e.g., agriculture, energy, transport, and waste). A steering committee provides guidance and sets strategic direction for LEDS GP, and a global secretariat coordinates LEDS GP implementation, knowledge management, and outreach.

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The partnership's regional platforms and work streams and working groups provide focused ways to more deeply investigate and improve understanding of low emission development at different geographic, topical and sectoral levels.

Regional Platforms

Regional platforms define country priorities and conduct regional peer-learning forums, and they collaborate on common regional technical resources and services. The regional platforms lead regional peer learning, training, and collaboration; engage technical working groups (listed below under work streams), the LEDS GP Secretariat, and others to meet country and regional needs; and cultivate champions and broad support for LEDS.

Africa LEDS Partnership: Works towards climate resilient and low carbon development in Africa by bringing together policy, practice and research communities from across Africa to empower African partnerships between these communities and to embed climate resilient and low carbon development into Africa’s development agenda, activities and future Asia LEDS Partnership: Brings together more than 150 representatives from 17 governments in South, Southeast, East, and Central Asia, regional and international development organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and others active in LEDS in Asia to advance the development of national-level and country-led strategic plans to promote economic growth while reducing greenhouse (GHG) emissions—without causing trade-offs to other environmental pressures—in the Asia region Latin America and Caribbean Regional Platform: Promotes low emission development in Latin America through learning and information exchange, sharing best practices, and providing enhanced opportunities for coordination and collaboration on the development and implementation of LEDS.


Work Streams and Working Groups

Work streams focus on LEDS processes, analysis and tools, finance, and sectors. They provide advisory services, improved technical resources, and training to countries in response to the regional priorities. The work streams also assist with activities implemented through the regional platforms and are supplemented with global activities where appropriate.

Working groups develop and deliver technical resources, training, expert assistance, and match-making. And, they engage with current topical pltaforms and convene virtual forums.

Planning Work Stream

Analysis/Tools Work Stream

Finance Work Stream

  • Virtual assistance and matchmaking
  • Finance capacity building
  • Dialogue with finance ministries and investors

Sectoral Work Stream


Steering Committee

Secretariat

Our Steering Committee provides guidance, oversight, and fundraising support. Members of the Steering Committee are gathered from among our member organizations:

The LEDS GP Secretariat coordinates activities, mobilizes resources, maintains the LEDS activities inventory, and develops partnerships. It also links regional platforms and technical working groups, and it convenes global forums.



Regional Platforms

LEDS GP regional platforms lead regional peer learning, training, and collaboration; engage technical working groups, the LEDS GP Secretariat, and others to meet country and regional needs; and cultivate champions and broad support for LEDS.

Africa LEDS Partnership

The Africa LEDS Partnership works towards climate resilient and low carbon development in Africa by bringing together policy, practice and research communities from across Africa to empower African partnerships between these communities and to embed climate resilient and low carbon development into Africa’s development agenda, activities and future.

Asia LEDS Partnership

The Asia LEDS Partnership serves as a platform to promote and enable low emission, climate resilient development across South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, and the Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand). The partnership supports peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing, and improved coordination and cooperation among partners, including governments, development organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, and others working to achieve transformative, sustainable economic growth in Asia.

Latin America and Caribbean Regional Platform

The Latin America and Caribbean LEDS Regional Platform promotes low emission development in Latin America through learning and information exchange, sharing best practices, and providing enhanced opportunities for coordination and collaboration on the development and implementation of LEDS.



Working Groups

The working groups of the LEDS Global Partnership develop and deliver technical resources, training, expert assistance, and match-making. And, they engage with current topical networks and convene virtual forums.

Work Stream - LEDS Planning Processes

Work Stream - Analysis and Tools

Work Stream - Finance

Work Stream - Sectors

LEDS GP regional networks engage the working groups, the LEDS GP Secretariat, and others to meet country and regional needs.



Members of the LEDS Global Partnership

More than 140 countries and international institutions have joined the partnership to support collaboration and peer learning on climate-resilient low emission development.

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Governmental Members

International Members

Steering Committee for the Partnership

Our Steering Committee provides guidance, oversight, and fundraising support. Members of the Steering Committee are gathered from among our member organizations:

  • Africa LEDS Partnership
  • Asia LEDS Partnership
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • Chile Ministry of Environment
  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
  • ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF)
  • Energy Center, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
  • European Climate Foundation (ECF)
  • European Commission
  • German Federal Ministry of Environment (BMU)/Programme Office International Climate Initiative
  • Incae Business School of Costa Rica
  • Indonesia National Council on Climate Change
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
  • LAC Regional Platform
  • Libélula Consulting Company of Peru
  • Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS)
  • UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • U.S. Department of State and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The World Bank
  • WorldWatch Institute (WWI)


Our Guiding Structure: The Latimer House Principles

The Latimer House Principles provide a guiding structure for activities of the LEDS Global Partnership. All members are requested to agree to the following principles for the partnership:

Principles Relating to LEDS Content and Approaches

  • Place development priorities first and design LEDS activities to advance climate-compatible development, including enhanced climate resilience
  • Ensure that LEDS support is country-led and builds lasting capacity in partner institutions
  • Integrate LEDS with current sectoral development programs
  • Encourage broad stakeholder engagement in LEDS processes, including a range of government departments, the private sector, and NGOs
  • Design LEDS to accelerate and scale up flows of private and public investment in development priorities

Principles Relating to How the Partnership Functions

  • Enable the exchange of and engagement with diverse perspectives
  • Tap the power of collaboration as a force multiplier in achieving common goals
  • Recognize and support developing country leadership
  • Foster open peer to peer learning and exchange, including sharing and collaborating on development of methods and tools, and delivery of training, and technical assistance
  • Encourage and support innovative approaches to climate compatible development, including consideration of new methods, broader dialogue with new players, experimentation, and incorporation of lessons learned
  • Build complementary linkages with current related activities and programs
  • Promote cooperation and learning at regional and sectoral levels in addition to a global forum
  • Establish relationships with international business and investment groups, donor programs, and NGO networks that can be sources of support for implementation of LEDS




Merger with CLEAN

In April 2012, the Global Partnership merged with the Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network (CLEAN) to improve efficiency and enhance coordination of LEDS activities.